Located in Blanding, Utah, Four Corners Regional Care Center is the lone nursing home we were able to find in this city. Sporting an overall grade of B, this facility is a very good choice. You can certainly do much worse than this place. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Four Corners Regional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in that area. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 78.52761 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is a few points less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is short-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a strong grade of B. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Four Corners Regional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 6.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 15.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 11.45% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 80.77% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 13.95% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 14.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 14.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 13.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 71.49% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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